CVIS In a Nutshell

Chelan Valley Independent School (CVIS) provides an environment that encourages and guides children to become life-long learners.

We offer hands-on learning for preschool through eighth grade.

Our Goals:

  • To foster a joy of learning
  • To promote critical thinking skills
  • To build self-confidence
  • To develop a sense of responsibility
  • To provide knowledge and skills needed to act effectively in modern society
  • To encourage sensitivity toward other peoples and their cultures


CVIS’s thematic curriculum is based on the study of traditional subjects such as Mathematics, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Physical Education, Spanish and Music.  Small class size allows in-depth exploration while also fostering the development of critical and independent thinking skills. Rather than teach these subjects in isolation, CVIS’s curriculum weaves them together. This “integrated” approach places emphasis on the relationships between the subjects and thus allows students to learn in an environment that more accurately reflects the increasingly intertwined world around them.

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Family Oriented

Parents are the main source of a child’s education and thus play an integral role in a child’s development. Parents also play a key role at CVIS. All parents are members of the school’s Parent Association and thus help shape and run the school. Families are responsible for fund raising, helping with recess duty and daily snack, cleaning the school, and helping out where needed. At CVIS, we know that involved parents help develop successful children.

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Caring Faculty

Our caring, dedicated teaching staff is the heart of our school. They are carefully selected professionals who enjoy both teaching and learning. The sensitivity and expertise they bring to CVIS is evident in every aspect of the school day. They pool their skills, experience, and creativity to develop a rich curriculum and in our school’s unique setting are able to provide individualized attention to each student on a daily basis.

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School Environment

As important as academics are for education, equally as critical is the fostering of high self-esteem and problem solving skills. CVIS encourages learning in a safe, respectful community conscious environment. Discipline is based on the use of prevention, positive reinforcement and practice in conflict resolution and problem solving.

Read more about a “normal” day at CVIS.


Preschool: Monday – Friday (3 or 5 day program), 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Morning Kindergarten: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Full Day Kindergarten – 6th Grade: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (early dismissal every Wed. at 12:30 p.m)
Middle School: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (early dismissal every Wed. at 12:30 p.m.)

Read more about the details that make up CVIS.

CVIS Alumni

CVIS graduates are attending the Chelan and Manson High Schools and various colleges including Pacific Lutheran University, Evergreen College, Seattle Pacific University, University of Washington, and Bond University in Austrailia.

Read more about our alumni and life after CVIS.